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Electronic Cigarettes and Tobacco

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 4th October 2019.

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Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds Conservative, East Hampshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what evidence base his Department used for the guidance issued on (a) vaping, (b) heat-not-burn and (c) other non-smoke nicotine products.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Government has an ongoing programme to build the evidence base about e-cigarettes. This includes annual evidence updates available from Public Health England available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/e-cigarettes-and-vaping-policy-regulation-and-guidance#e-cigarettes-evidence-reviews

Systematic reviews from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence available at the following links:

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng92

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ph45

Reports from the Committees on Toxicity, Mutagenicity, Carcinogenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment on heated tobacco products and on electronic cigarettes available at the following link:

https://cot.food.gov.uk/committee/committee-on-toxicity/cotstatements/cotstatementsyrs/cot-statements-2017/statement-on-heat-not-burn-tobacco-products

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency’s Yellow Card Scheme notification process for collecting safety concerns about e-cigarettes available at the following link:

https://yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk/the-yellow-card-scheme/

Reports from the National Poisons Information Service available at the following link:

http://www.npis.org/

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